Arc de Triomphe

Discover Paris from Arc de Triomphe

The incredible beauty of Paris is evident when you look at her from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

Look towards Champs Elysees and Louvre Museum 5km east. Look towards La Defense district 5 km west. Walk around 360°. Paris is yours and makes you feel great. You are ready to grasp the city.

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Arc de Triomphe (Arch of Triumph) in Paris
Arc de Triomphe (Arch of Triumph) in Paris
Arc de Triomphe (Arch of Triumph) in Paris
Arc de Triomphe (Arch of Triumph) in Paris

Visit Arc de Triomphe

If you don't have much time, you can see the Arc de Triomphe on a Paris guided tour. Alternatively, see Arc de Triomphe on the classical Paris triumphal way walking tour. A visit of Arc de Triomphe takes less than two hours. See details on Arc de Triomphe web site.

Your visit will be quite easy if you stay in a hotel near Champs Elysees. This district has conveniently located hotels of excellent quality which we recommend.

Marseillaise by Rude at Arc de Triomphe
Marseillaise by Rude at Arc de Triomphe

History of Arc de Triomphe

A fervent admiror of the Romans, Napoleon, the French Emperor, followed their example and commissioned the Arc de Triomphe in 1806.

His troops never marched through the arch as the Duke of Wellington defeated him at Waterloo in 1815. The Arc de Triomphe was finally completed in 1836, 15 years after Napoleon's death in Saint Helena.

Arc de Triomphe: facts and information

Arc de Triomphe is 49m high, 45m wide, 22m deep. By comparison, the Constantine Arch in Roma (312 ac) is 21m high, 25.7m wide, 7.4m deep. 600 000 people yearly visit the Arc de Triomphe.

Paris metro: Charles de Gaulle station, line 1, 6, RER A
tel: +33 (0)1 55 37 73 77. Arc de Triomphe entrance fee: 9.50 euros. Arc de Triomphe hours and fees
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